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center in philadelphia this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". ♪ tonight at 11:00, we are tracking snow. a few flakes are falling in philadelphia as we bundle up against the bitter cold. in the pock notice, the snow is piling up. we are tracking this system on storm scan3 and we're eyeing the potential for even snow come the weekend. good evening i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean. meteorologist kathy orr is in the weather center tonight with the most up to date information on these latest rounds of winter weather. kathy, what can we expect? >> for this evening and overnight we're talking about more light snow and on storm scan3 we're looking at it waves of snow moving through the delaware valley and as you look, you can see some brighter white spots and a little bit of rain mixing in as well especially as you go through delaware and parts of south jersey. where you see these lavender darker colors near upper dublin even trenton that is where we're seeing the snow sticking and coming down a little bit heavier
heavier. northeast philadelphia some light flurries but you can see in south philadelphia, a little bit of a deeper return and that is where we are going to be seeing some of those areas of snow more moderate. still expecting a coating to an inch that's just about it. temperatures fairly cold out l you can see 33 in philadelphia but 28 in allentown only 21 degrees in the pock notice. future weather shows that band of snow moving through. then break and then a few more snow showers coming through overnight. even during tomorrow morning. there could be some slick spots. so this is what we expect. a coating to an inch of snow across the region. not everywhere as it will be spotty overnight. as you head toward our extreme northern and western suburbs closer to that inch mark one to twenty fours of snow possible where it's been sticking most of the night in reading allentown and the poconos. so even though you may be seeing a few snow showers now we'll take little bit of a break overnight and then more snow showers possible during the early morning hours and into friday. allow extra time for your morning commute because there could be some slick spots. we go back to storm scan3.
this is the first round of the snow that we'll be seeing as you can see spotty snow showers throughout philadelphia. but after this system is out of here we have a better chance of seeing potential for at least moderate snow with this. it's an area of low pressure a lot of moisture near the baja of california will will travel eastward by super bowl sunday this could be a snow maker for us. we'll talk more about that coming up with the seven day forecast. jess. >> all right, kathy, thank you. we'll be tracking snow the latest forecast and traffic conditions all in the morning before you head out the door tune in "eyewitness news" starting at 4:30am right her on cbs3 and starting at 7:00 on the cw philly. breaking news about the man charged in the septa trolley attack. damon oliver was suspended from his job tonight witness intend to dismiss. oliver works for the philadelphia department of park and recreation despite app extensive criminal roar. and tonight the mother of the 17 year old oliver allegedly attack attacked wants to know why he was working for the city in that role. take look at this cell phone
video of the attack on the septa route 15 trolley last week. the victim named shea suffered a broken nose and a black eye. she'll have surgery tomorrow. yesterday police arrested oliver for that attack and we learned he has criminal history going back to 1994. he was found guilty in 1994 for aggravated assault he plead guilty to two simple assault charges one in 2003. the other in 2006. he's worked for the city since 2008. >> a little bit more harming he worked for parks and recreation. less public place for him to work. >> so why was a man with his criminal hit reworking for the city? spokesman for mayor michael nutter defended his hiring telling "eyewitness news" the business community the non-profit sector and the pub look sector need to help returning set sense to get the training and job opportunities they need to become part of our
growing economy. >> robbed again new at 11:00 o'clock tonight a church started by a philadelphia police chaplain is hit for the second time in a month. "eyewitness news" reporter natasha brown is live with more on what was stole license and what police are looking for now. natasha? >> reporter: chris the pastor of this church is actually been a police hierarchal lynn for the past six years or so now. and now more than ever she's depending on police to find the man who's burglarized her church twice in the last month. >> but i just think it's just awful that you think that it's okay to go in there and steal and rob. >> reporter: burglary in a place of worship. surveillance cameras aren't enough to deter a brazen burglary from targeting that is church in southwest philadelphia. not once but twice. >> i cried but i stopped crying and we're going to finish this. we started it and we're going to finish. >> pastor beverly clayburn's
tears determined to fine this man who first broke into the newly constructed church overnight and december 13th. the latest break in happen at 7:30am january 25th. he's seen hurdling a fence in broad daylight making off with $8,000 worth of copper piping and plumbing fixtures. >> the video is pretty good. i mean this daytime one. 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. when he enters. you see a good shot of his face and you also see a decent shot of the car park across the street he gets into. >> when the pastor isn't in the pulpit she's one of dozen police chaplain in the 12th district. now in the finishing stages of construction that began in july another blow to a community in need of and sir laying. >> we will not have some idiot decide that he wants to vandalize our community and put -- hold us at bay and make us be afraid. >> reporter: well, police tell us they believe this suspect is getting away in dark colored suv possibly a navigator.
meantime the pastor of the church tells us tonight that between these two burglaries they're now dealing with about $18,000 worth of damage to their church. at southwest detectives, natasha brown cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> what a shame. natasha, thank you very much. well also in you tonight police in bristol borough say that a man who appears to be utility worker is actually a criminal and he's stolen from the least one home around jefferson and third avenues. police say in that case the homeowner allowed the man inside inside. he stole money and medicine. the thief wore blue uniform with baseball hat with the words water department. >> tonight mayor nutter is reactioning that story you saw first on cbs3 "eyewitness news". allegations of on duty sex among members of the philadelphia fire department. investigative reporter walt hunter broke this story earlier this week. mayor nutter today expressed concern over those allegations. officials are weighing disciplinary action against systems 12 male members of the department suspected of engaging in sexual activities with a
female member at firehouses and in a fire department vehicle. >> it's significant. very complicated. a lot of details and we're going to go through it as we would any other you know, claim or series of allegations. >> the mayor went on to say that there may be reforms of department policy as a result of the investigation. pennsylvania state treasurer rob mc cord announced he will resign from office on february february 12th to return to the private sector. this comes as the associated press reports federal authorities are looking into the campaign related activity of mc cord. the democrat pumped $2.2 million of his own money into his unsuccessful run for governor last year. the treasury department says it can't confirm the existence of any investigation. president obama is back at the white house tonight after quick trip to our city. he left philadelphia international airport a little over one hour ago. of course, the president was in town to fire up democratic
lawmakers. "eyewitness news" reporter diana rocco is live for us in society hill with more on what the president had to say. diana? >> reporter: well, chris, it was a quick trip that president spoke here at the sheraton for about 20 minutes giving house democrats a pep talk and setting at jenn today for the year to come. the president steps off air force one minutes later his motorcade arrives at the society hill sheraton where he addresses the house democratic caucus. >> we've now got some choices to make. going forward are we going to be an economy in which a few do spectacular well or in an economy in which everybody can succeed. >> president obama talked about job growth, the economy and immigration at the caucus retreat that began in philadelphia earlier in the week week. >> the ground that middle class families lost over the last 30 years still has to be made up. >> reporter: his speech to more than 180 democratic
congressional delegates was not without humor and a few jabs to the other side. >> i hear republicans are holding their 50th or 60th vote next year to repeal or undermine the affordable care act. i've lost count at this point. but here's something easy to remember. if that bill ever reached my desk i would happily veto it. >> reporter: outside the president was met by a handful of demonstrators protesting the environment and the keystone pipeline just to prove by a republican controlled senate. a move the president has vowed to vote tow. >> six years of the president being in office the middle class has struggled across this nation. at the doorstep of their homes they're greeted with more bills than ever includeing a heff fee bill from the administration which is simply a costly price for extreme policies. >> reporter: and now that the president is back at the white house, vice-president joe biden will be here tomorrow night to address the caucus. we're live in society hill diana rocco cbs3 "eyewitness news".
>> diana, thank you. tonight a story you'll see only on cbs3 "eyewitness news". i'm stephanie stahl. an exclusive look inside pro wrestling. is the fake drama causing real danger. >> you're going mono mono and getting hit in the head is not an easy thing. >> injured wrestlers speak out for the first time. >> what am i going to do for the rest of my life. someone has to say stop. >> the wwe is firing back. next wrestling with danger. >> stop it! >> also coming up, extreme road rage. a grandmother behind the wheel catches the terror on camera. >> a controversial ad is yanked from the super bowl. tonight we'll hear from the pennsylvania woman who led that push. kathy? >> we have few more light snow showers moving through overnight overnight. but a more potent system is poised to be moving in super bowl sunday. we'll talk more about that with new information coming coming up up. >> all right, kathy, thanks. stay right there. "eyewitness news" returns in just 60 seconds.
>> tonight we're learning more about what colleges are doing to stop sexual assaults on campus. the university of pennsylvania has announced the hiring of a sexual violence investigative officer. starting february 1st, his job will be to investigate alleged sex crimes on campus and also help prevent them. last year, the department of education gave some colleges some guidance on how to handle the issue. and dartmouth college in new hampshire pledging to tackle sexual assault and birch drinkers students are prohibited from drinking hard alcohol on campus and required to learn about sexual violence prevention every year. >> a child and her grandmother are shaken up in a road rage incident that was caught on tape tape. >> stop it! >> that woman jumped out of her car and attacked sherri norman you can hear her granddaughter
crying in the back seat this happened in north carolina. the grandmother recorded the confrontation on her cell phone. she says this woman almost ran her off the road while she tried to pass her on the left. >> she broke my handle on my car, and then i had my seat belt on and she grabbed my seat belt and my hair at the same time. >> that driver was arrested. she has been charged with reckless driving and assault. tonight we're hearing from the pennsylvania woman who helped get a controversial super bowl ad pulled from tv. >> so glad you made it home. >> the company go daddy yanked this spot which featured a puppy who had fallen off truck. he manages to find his way home only to find out he had been sold. helen of northeast pennsylvania found out about the ad and started an online campaign to get rid of it. she said she just felt compelled to act. >> my first reaction was sad. and then i was really angry and and that i knew i had to do something. i did not expect them to pull the ad. i was really hospital full but i
was realistic. so this whole thing is completely mind blowing. >> she and her sister-in-law volunteered to transport dogs from puppy mills to safe homes. on the health watch there's new evidence of a link between common household chemicals found in cosmetics and plastics and the early onset of menopause. research fine the effects on women's hormones could accelerate menopause by up to four years and that could put women at risk for a range of health problem. the researchers tested more than 100 chemicals and identified 15 of them as associated with early onset menopause. for more information on this, you can go to cbsphilly.com. we have new information tonight about the number of concussions in the nfl. the league said today the rate of concussions among players fell 25% this season. there were 111 concussions in games during the 2014 regular season and that's down from 148 in 2013 and 173 in 2012.
the world of professional wrestling is dealing with the concussion issue. two wrestlers from pennsylvania say that what happened to them in the rink left them brain damaged. and they're blaming the wwe. tonight our stephanie stahl talk with them in this "eyewitness news" exclusive. >> reporter: veto le grasso spent years in the ring. >> one time i was one of the best. >> reporter: known as skull von crush he mastered the brain buster and face breaker. >> i'm famous for diving head butt. >> reporter: now 50 and living in chester county veto is proud to show off all he's accomplish. >> this is the first championship it wouldn't. >> reporter: now he's fighting a different battle. doctors have told him he has brain damage. >> the headaches, depression ooh suffer. >> he and evan singleton are suing the wwe world wrestling entertainment in philadelphia federal court claiming wwe's use
of weapons and elaborate staging make its wrestlers susceptible to injuries including brain damage. >> attorney harris, says the wwe scripped moves like slamming metal chairs into heads and holding matches in steals cages wwe knew or should have known of the risks and done something to prevent injuries. >> the nfl if you have concussion they make you sit out. if you have too many you can get back in the game and that should be happening -- you can't -- somebody has got to say stop! you know. somebody has to say stop instead of keep enticing them to get back in. >> this is brain damage. concussions can be devastating. this doctor is the director of pennsylvania brain injury. >> traumatic brain injury is the strong environmental rec factors for developing alzheimer's disease. >> evan depends on his mom to drive and help with bills.
>> i'm upset and i'm sad for him. never dreamed that you're going to have brain injury and that it's going to have a negative impact on you for the rest of your life. >> he has brain damage from being dropped on his head in one of his first matches. >> i'm terrified. >> of what? >> the future. i don't know what's going to happen. >> what am i going to do with the rest of my life. >> i'm scare. >> jerry mcdevitt represents the wwe which he says did not conceal medical information. he says the simulated combat never called for real injuries in the ring. >> it's in the best interest of the company to take care of its talent because if the talent aren't healthy they can't perform or they can't perform the company can't put a show on. >> reporter: he also says the wwe took action as soon as doctors better understood the potential dangers of concussions concussions. >> the company has taken a look at some of the moves and maneuvers. >> which ones of those can be eliminateed we've brought in some of the best sports medicine
doctors as part of our wellness program to be present at every wwe even. >> reporter: now veto and evan say wwe should be penalized financially and pay for the injuries they received. they also want more medical monitoring for all wrestlers and also there is talk more wrestlers will be joining this lawsuit. >> professional res leng game is so popular but it is a very tough and very physical line of work. >> no doubt about it. >> stephanie thank you very much. it was a big night here at the cbs3 studios. we welcomed our "eyewitness weather" watchers for a weather conference and gave them a tour of arrested yows. they had a great time coming to the big board and checking out the weather center going over to our green screen and trying their skills out at the weather. a great time was had by all and we thank them for all of their hard work being our atmospheric army out there in the field.
so thank you so much. "eyewitness weather" watchers have made it home safely and i said i need all your reports for the 11:00 o'clock news. you can see many of them reporting in tonight. tom is saying, yes in gilbertsville we have a little bit of light snow falling and it is beginning to stick. 29 degrees being reported by jeff i met jeff tonight he lives out in coatesville. let's see what he has to say. overcast and getting colder roads getting slippery, snow melting on the roads and he season in this pictureing see it is a come lating especially on the grassy surfaces and untreated surfaces there will be slick spots out there. please be aware of that. if you would like to be an "eyewitness weather" watcher you would love to you join the team. just go to cbsphilly.com/ cbsphilly.com/watchers and you can sign up. it's very easy to do. of course, you can join us here and we'll feature your reports on cbs3. let's take a look at corm scan three and show you what's going on her. you can see we have one batch of light snow moving oh and through then a little bit of a break few
more snow showers possible overnight tonight. if we zoom in i can show you exactly where we're seeing the snow through upper darby prospect park, along 95, and also along 295 some patchy snow showers through gloucester city and south jersey. so please just be aware of that. elsewhere we're just talking about some cold temperatures. so we will have slick spots. 33 in philadelphia. 21 in the poconos with light snow. 29 degrees as you move toward reading. state college 26. so we will be seeing temperatures falling below freezing early tomorrow morning perhaps few light snow showers. otherwise we'll be seeing the sun coming out that clipper really moving through new england and temperatures in the 30s. the big impact will be saturday with the cold and the wind. our clipper moves away. high pressure builds in we create a pressure ingredient and that means strong northwesterly winds. saturday morning waking up to frigid temperatures. wind chills below zero especially in the poke notice. we have wind chill advisory saturday morning. 15 to 20 below there.
for the rest of us saturday morning lehigh valley five to 15 below. even in the city and the suburbs five below to around zero and southern delaware and coastal new jersey only in the single digits with the wind chill. then watching this area of low pressure move toward us and some of our computer models coming in right now are suggesting a little bit of a northward track mixing some rain through south roars see and delaware. we'll have to continue to watch that but on this track at left a moderate snow cumulation in philadelphia. and we look at the probability of how much snow right now we're leaning toward a 60% chance of a mold rat accumulation which would be around three to 6-inches. right now heavy 20%. we'll see if we'll have to change that either way light or heavy over the next 24 to 48 hours as the storm really evolves. overnight some snow mixing with sleet and rain especially through south jersey and delaware. coating possible in most locations. the low temperature around 30 during the day tomorrow 36. it becomes blustery and on the exclusive "eyewitness weather" seven day forecast we will see really the cold bitter blast
saturday morning. sunday super bowl sunday seeing the snow. by evening into monday morning which is groundhog day. i think punxsutawney phil will see his shadow. six more weeks of winter. what do you think? >> yeah, i think with nine and five in there -- >> the five is the coldest. >> a good chance. >> trending in that direct. >> sunday we can all stay inside and just watch football. >> that we can. >> yup. >> we want to is he what richard sherman does. he's talking to night. he want to see what marshawn lynch does after not talking all week. a lot of stuff to get to. the flyers hosting the jets looking to make it
let's check the out. first period game tied. very check found simmonds in the slot and he got his one itth goal of the season. flyers on top of the game tied in the second. battle for the loose puck in front nick schultz comes up with it and scored his first goal with the flyers and they regain the lead. now in the third simmonds and brayden schenn will hook up and he will light the lamp. steve mason had 36 safes the flyers won their third straight game five-two the final. they are just one game below five hadn't dread for the season season. ed man know witnesses from media pa is the eagles new vp of player personnel. former head of personnel for the university of alabama and part of the search team that brought chip kelly to philadelphia. ed nose what chip is looking for in a player. team announceed his hiring this morning. this is an exciting week for seahawks cornerback richard sherman playing in the super bowl for the second time and he's about to become a father for the first time. would he miss the game to see the birth of his son?
>> i think he's going to be a disciplined young man and stay in there until after the game. you know, i'd not like to miss the birth of my first son my first kid but, you know, thankfully and hopefully got willing we won't have to cross that bridge. >> the phillies signed the pitcher today chad billingsly to $1.51 million year deal. chad spent eight years with the dodgers. only pitched in two games since 2012. he missed all of last season recovering from tommy johns and finger surgery. >> tiger woods made his debut at the phoenix open. shot two over par 73 hadn't to work to get back to that. first time tiger shot over par the first round of a tournament in years. he's nine shots behind ryan palmer. we'll be right back.
fans of the rocky movies got real treat on the campus of temple university. >> take a look at this. how about sylvester stallone there. he's here shooting scenes for the newest rocky movie creed. hundreds of extras were there to take part in the movie. it is the seventh rocky film it is set for a 2016 release.
>> and new tonight around the globe they are preparing for wink bowl 23. "eyewitness news" at chickie's and pete's in south philadelphia for tonight' official weigh in. 29 contestants having their eat eating wait recorded. members from their entourages including the wing gets were on hand for this spectacle. wing bowl sponsored by our sister station sports radio 94 wip is tomorrow at the wells fargo center. the fun begins at 6:00 a.m.